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Thursday, July 27, 2006

MND-B Soldiers detain terrorists, find weapons cache & roadside bombs in Babil

Release Date: 7/27/2006
Release Number: 20060727-05
Created at 7/27/2006 8:22 AM by Patrick A. Ziegler
Last modified at 7/27/2006 8:48 AM by Patrick A. Ziegler
Description: MND-B Soldiers detain 5 terrorists, seize 4 weapons caches, 2 roadside bombs, in Babil province

BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division – Baghdad’s 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, captured five wanted terrorists and seized four weapons caches during a counter-insurgency mission which began at approximately 2 a.m. Monday and continued through approximately 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Sayifiyah, a city in Babil province.

Overall, the caches consisted of: a large caliber machine gun, a coax machinegun, an Iraqi MK-19 grenade launcher, an Iraqi .50-caliber machine gun, a rocket propelled grenade launcher, a 125mm and an 80mm projectile, 14 120mm mortar rounds, seven 80mm mortar rounds, 16 60mm mortar rounds, 50 25mm rounds, 16 22mm projectiles, 200 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition and two additional duffel bags full of .50-caliber ammunition, a box of miscellaneous ammunition, a variety of 12 grenades, an unknown amount of ammunition for the co-ax machine gun, and an unknown number of miscellaneous mortar rounds.

The caches also included a duffel bag full of miscellaneous bomb-making making materials, a duffle bag full of mortar fuses, a duffel bag full of detonation cord, and a wide variety of additional bomb-making material.

During the operations, Soldiers also disabled an improvised-explosive device and identified a vehicle-borne improvised-explosive device, which was destroyed by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

The suspected terrorists were detained for questioning. No injuries were reported during the two-day mission.
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Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Press Release 20060727-05
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

U.S. Central Command
Public Affairs
Spc. Patrick Ziegler
Spc. Chris Erickson
1Lt Anthony Deiss


Category: Press Release, Terrorism and Iraq.
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